There is a widespread notion that everybody should stretch and that more range of motion (ROM) is always better. You may have seen people from both sides of this spectrum – yoga masters who can put their legs behind their head and older, sedentary individuals who cannot bend down to pick up shoes from the floor.
In many sports, speed is one of the most important qualities. In running, besides running economy (i.e. how efficiently you are using your muscles), everything else being equal, if you can increase your speed and keep up that speed throughout the duration of your run, you will have faster times. Knowing this, here are some things to keep in mind if you are serious about taking your running to a next level.e to edit.